Aerial footage of the fires
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Australia fires: Aerial footage shows extent of bushfires

23 October 2013 Last updated at 09:24 BST

More than 3,000 firefighters have been battling bushfires across New South Wales, as scorching weather conditions worsen.

Rescuers have been tackling flames on the ground and from the air, as aerial footage shows.

In total, 71 fires are burning across the state, 29 of which are uncontained.